Who We Are

The China Peak Volunteer Ski Patrol are members of the National Ski Patrol (NSP), we serve the China Peak Mountain Resort in Lakeshore, California. Since its creation in 1938, in the early days of recreational skiing in the United States, the NSP has followed its creed of “Service and Safety.” Today, the organization comprises more than 31,000 members serving over 650 patrols.

Established in 1958 The China Peak Ski Patrol has a long history of safety and service to the environment, outdoors, and ski industry.

China Peak Volunteer Ski Patrol is a team made up from many stages and aspects of life who come together for a common goal of service, safety, and enjoyment of the outdoors. With members ranging from 15 years old and up we are a remarkably diverse organization.

China Peak Volunteer Ski Patrol operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, deriving its primary financial support from membership dues, donations, and corporate sponsorships. Our volunteers pay for their own equipment and training. Members include ski and bike patrollers, base patrol, mountain and bike host, alumni, and associates.

What We Do

Arriving before daybreak to review conditions and set up the mountain safety until sometimes after dark assuring that all our guests have safely departed, China Peak Ski Patrol are the 1 st on and the last off. We do this as volunteers not for the accolades, but for the love of the service, sport, and environment.

Our CPVSP members go through rigorous training to 1st be certified as an Outdoor Emergency Care Technician. Our Mountain Host members are Outdoor First Care Certified. Prior to each season patrol and hosts are required to attend a refresher on these skills. Both Ski Patrol and Mountain Host are required to be certified in CPR for the professional every 2 years.

Our 1st goal is to provide a safe and wonderful experience on the mountain, 2nd to provide professional 1st responder care and service to all those who may need assistance.


Life of a Patroller